Looking for the best eye creams for dark circles? Same.
I’d never really had a problem with dark undereyes when I was younger, but alas, they’re making their presence felt and seen now that I’m in my early 30s.
The hyperpigmented undereye isn’t really something that runs in our family, so I’m chalking this up to other factors. But what actually causes dark undereyes?
What makes the bags under your eyes dark?
There are various reasons as to why you may have dark bags under your eyes. It could be genetics. It could be more external factors such as allergies, excessive sun exposure, chronic fatigue, pigmentation issues, eczema and more. It could also be because you’re losing volume in the area because of aging.
Most of these may be addressed by topicals (or products you directly apply to the skin), but the last one would need an injection intervention.
If you think yours can be improved by just skincare products, here are some ingredients to look for in eye creams for dark circles.
What ingredients to look for in eye creams for hyperpigmented undereyes
Keep an eye out for ingredients that are known to brighten. These include niacinamide, vitamin C and caffeine.
If the darkness under your eyes is caused by depleting volume but you don’t think you need to have an aesthetic treatment yet, try products with hydrating and plumping ingredients. Peptides, ceramides, hyaluronic acid and vitamin K are some of the ones to look for.
Promoting healthy cell turnover can also do wonders for your eyebags. Use products that promote this, such as alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids.
And, of course, don’t forget to look out for the best brightening ingredient of them all: SPF.
The best eye creams for dark circles available in the Philippines
If that seems like a lot of info, don’t be discouraged. We’ve narrowed down a list of the best eye creams for dark circles that you can get in the Philippines!
Bioderma Sensibio Gel Eye Contour
This made-for-sensitive-skin eye cream promises to soothe and strengthen your undereye area. It contains Toleridine®, a patented natural complex that makes the skin less reactive to aggressors. It also has caffeine, which is great for depuffing, and hyaluronic acid for a boost of hydration.
Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel
This lightweight moisturizer vows to give you a well-rested look with the help of brightening niacinamide and plumping squalane and peptide.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream
Brighter undereyes in just two weeks? This eye cream from Estee Lauder says it can give you that. It has the brand’s proprietary FR-Defense™ technology that makes the skin under the eyes resilient against damage. It also has Chronolux™ Power Signal Technology with an exclusive peptide for young-looking skin.
Heimish Marine Care Eye Cream
Harnessing the gifts of the sea — fermented seaweed extract and mineral-packed seawater — this eye cream will help lessen the look of wrinkles. It also has peptide and plant stem cell extracts that hydrate the delicate skin under the eyes.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado
This fragrance- and paraben-free eye cream says it can brighten and depuff your eye bags with just one use. It can do so thanks to a unique mix of avocado oil, beta-carotene and shea butter.
Olay Eyes Retinol 24 Night Eye Cream
Retinol for your undereye area? This pick from Olay may make you take the leap. Touted the brand’s best eye cream, this lightweight and silky product contains not only Olay’s signature retinoid complex but also brightening niacinamide and vitamin E.
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream
There’ll be no need to put on a banana-colored powder in your undereye area when you use this cream from Ole Henriksen. This vitamin C and collagen-boosted eye cream works well on its own but also underneath makeup. Fun fact: it’s now infused with real gold too.
Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream To Brighten And Depuff
This vegan eye cream will brighten and debuff your eye bags instantly and over time with the help of vitamin C and niacinamide. It also promises to rejuvenate the look of your undereyes with the power of ginseng and caffeine from coffee beans. It’s also said to be opthalmologist-tested and works great for contact lens-wearers.
SK-II Skinpower Eye Cream
Making use of the brand’s InfinitPower Technology (which contains Calla Lily extract, Quercetin extract, and peony extract) and signature PITERA™ (a.k.a. Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate), this Japanese eye cream promises to make your undereye area crystal clear.
Sunday Riley Auto Correct Eye Cream
Brighten and lift with this pick from Sunday Riley. It’s packed with caffeine and Brazilian ginseng root extract for an energized-looking undereye area. It also has concentrated horse chestnut and acmella oleracea to help reduce fine lines.
The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream
This straightforward eye cream from The Inkey List helps instantly reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and fine lines under the eyes. It has antioxidant-rich caffeine for brightening and Matrixyl 3000™ peptide that helps with the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Which of these eye creams for dark circles will you be trying?
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.